Optometry (Pre-Professional)

Most of HSU’s pre-optometry students apply to and attend the Southern College of Optometry. The course requirements for application to this school are given below. Other optometry schools could have additional or different requirements.

  • 12 hours biology General Zoology, General Botany and Microbiology with labs
  • 20 hours chemistry Univ. Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I & II, and Biochemistry with labs
  • 6 hours English English A and English B
  • 8 hours physics Gen. Physics I & II or Univ. Physics I & II with labs
  • 8 hours math Calculus I and Statistics
  • 3 hours psychology General Psychology
  • 6 hours social science Sociology, psychology, history, political science, philosophy, geography, etc.